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(80) Somme

Pretty XIX C. Petit Château near the Côte d'Opale.

property reduced

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 14 ha

Reference: J4-1581
£ 635,159
$ 796,243

Charming attractive and easy to maintain petit Château with useful outbuildings including a stable block with loose boxes, garages and a caretaker's lodge, all set in a beautiful mature park, partially enclosed, with woods and fields, totalling in all 14 hectares, only 10 kms ( 6 miles) from the sea. at Ault on the 'Côte d'Opale'., 20 minutes from Saint Valery sur Somme and 30 minutes from Le Crotoy, two delightful resorts on the bay of the somme with a plethora of restaurants, a yachting marina, a little train which travels between the two and many other delights. Paris is equally accessible via the A16 at Abbeville or 1 hour 45 minutes by train from Abbeville to the Gare du Nord, not to mention cross channel ferries and eurotunnel to and from the UK.

Access to the Château is either by a long or a short driveway and itself comprises a raised ground floor with lucarnes and round windows in the mansard roof, one remaining original tower and a terrace. Entirely rebuilt after a fire in the 1950's , the accommodation comprises:
Raised ground floor Entrance hall, main staircase , principal salon with double exposure, billiard room opening onto the raised terrace with fireplace, dining room double aspect with fireplace, pantry, lobby, service staircase, domestic quarters and fitted kitchen with fireplace. access for the dining room to laundry room, then cloakroom and WC.
Bricked vaulted cellars under whole house with external access with oil fired central heating boiler, storage for firewood, fruit and wine etc.
First floor landing to sitting room with a lucarne, nine bedrooms under the eaves all with parquet flooring, two bathrooms and two shower rooms and attic above.

Outbuildings Barn in the woods, stable block , three garages, three stables and a small flat in need of renovation. Beyond this and the kitchen garden is the caretaker's lodge, also in need of renovation.
Park and grounds a fine English style park with mature trees sheltering from the wind, lawns , an old walled kitchen garden and
about 6 hectares of fields for grazing subject to an agricultural lease of 9 years , along with a paddock and orchard.